On Fridays, starting around 5pm or so, we have a member-cooked BBQ. The first was a sausage sizzle, advertised as “not gourmet, but nice”, and the second was hamburgers which were very well received. Paul, Ray, Bob and I were the “chefs” with Leonie and Wendy as servers. On these two Fridays there would have been between 60-80 people and it is a nice way to finish the week and, of course, no need to cook an evening meal, an added attraction. Everyone is welcome. Eddie Cochrane bought a large group and others, new to the club, also came.
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We will be continuing with these each Friday but when the first Friday meal is on there won’t be a BBQ that night. kb
There has been several instances recently of players hitting the wrong ball. Why the necessity?
From the decisions:-
“27/10 Player Unable to Distinguish His Ball from Another Ball Q. A and B hit their tee shots into the same area. Both balls were found but, because A and B were playing identical balls and neither had put an identification mark on his ball, they could not determine which ball was A’s and which was B’s. What is the ruling? A. Since neither player could identify a ball as his ball, both balls were lost – see Definition of “Lost Ball”. This incident underlines the advisability of the player putting an identification mark on his ball – see Rules 6-5 and 12-2.”
It may not seem to matter in the competitions we play, but it certainly does when the competition may involve a championship and things get more “precise”. In fact, it matters all the time. When we see a playoff in the PGA you will see the referee being shown each players ball with an identifying mark on it and that is the other part of the picture. If you know your own identifying mark and the referee hasn’t seen that mark as yours, then that can also place one in a difficult position.
There are 34 rules in golf and there may be some local rules introduced. The permitted local rules are all covered in the appendix of the rule book. I can remember when I did my rules examination 8 or 9 years ago, when a question came from the floor about the legality of a certain procedure, the gentleman running the rules seminar/exam replied: “you can do that if you like (i.e. something against the rules), but if you do that you won’t be playing golf”. And the last thing to say on this, when we play in a competition we have ourselves and a card marker. Each of us is playing against the entire field, so it would be quite unfair for a card marker to say “that’s OK” at a minor infraction because then they would be speaking for every other competitor in the field. kb
The R&A has produced some resources to assist committees with the implementation of this new Rule. A new reference document released last week is attached for your reference. . please click here